ROCKFORD - Firefighters were called shortly after 9 Monday night to extinguish a burning barn. A Blackhawk Fire Department chief says the barn is a total loss. No injuries have been reported, but there were animals inside the barn at the time of the fire. At least two horses were found dead inside the barn. There were also goats behind the barn but they are not believed to have been hurt in the fire.
Along with animals, the barn was also used for storage. A car and boat were found inside the barn and are both considered total loses.
Crews had to truck in water to fight the fire because there were no fire hydrants in the area for them to use. The barn fire spread to nearby trees forcing firefighters to to hose down the surrounded area to prevent the fire from spreading.
Firefighters got the fire under control within 10 minutes of arriving on scene. They are still assessing what else was inside the barn and lost during the fire.
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